Here are Cork's most dangerous roads

Here are Cork's most dangerous roads
Map of Cork city's speed cameras

THE N8 route from the Lower Glanmire Road to MacCurtain Street via Brian Boru Bridge and Patrick's Bridge is the most dangerous route in Cork, according to garda accident statistics.

And the Rochestown Road is the second most common location in Cork for road accidents.

That is according to statistics revealed by gardaí with the roll out of new speed cameras across the city and county.

The 3.11km from the Lower Glanmire Road along the quays and onto Parnell Place, to MacCurtain Street via Patrick's Bridge and Bridge Street, has been selected as one of the new routes where speed cameras will be placed.

Map of location of speed cameras in Cork county
Map of location of speed cameras in Cork county

31 accidents occurred on the route between 2016 and 2018, according to gardaí.

The 3.98km stretch from the Fingerpost roundabout to the turn off for the N28, along the Rochestown Road, had 30 car accidents between in the same period. 

Now, the route is one of 96 new ones in Cork to be unveiled as a location for speed detection cameras. 

1,322 new locations have been unveiled across the country.

Other top spots for accidents in the same timeframe were:

  • the N40 between the Jack Lynch Tunnel and the Sarsfield Road (28 accidents)
  • the R608 from West Village in Ballincollig to Elizabeth Fort (26)
  • the N22 from the Cork end of Macroom town to Ballymakeera (24)
  • the R614 from Summerhill North to White's Cross (22)
  • the N22 from Grattan Street to the Poulavone roundabout in Ballincollig (21)
  • the N20 from the Opera House Bridge to the North Ring Road (19)
  • the R852 from Boreenmanna Road to Skehard Road (18)
  • the N72 from Lombardstown to Dromagh(17)
  • the N25 from Castlemartyr to the Lakeview Roundabout in Midleton (16)
  • the N20 from Blackpool Retail Park to the West Link Business Park (16).

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